Landfills, water and construction high in pollution incidents league

Water pollution incidents in England and Wales increased for the first time in six years during 2000, according to an annual report by the Environment Agency.1 The farming, water and construction industries were the main causes of water pollution, while landfills were the main source of air pollution incidents. Fly-tipping and illegal tyre dumps are both growing problems imposing high clean-up costs on public authorities.

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